National Band & Tag was founded in 1902 by Joseph Haas, my great-great-grandfather. That’s right, I am one of the 5th generation now working for this incredible company. It has seen many changes in the last 113 years but has been able to remain innovative enough to stay relevant in a constantly changing market.
The company began when Joseph started making poultry leg bands and wing bands for his backyard flock. He and his neighbors all had birds — and they needed a way of identifying who’s was who’s. Since he saw a need, he started up shop in an abandoned barn and placed ads in local magazines. Business grew and thrived. He quickly had to expand, and eventually, his two sons began working with him. From there, other products were developed, including chicken sunglasses, livestock tags, and so much more.
Today, one of our biggest product lines is still poultry bands, but we have continued to stretch our wings. We have hundreds of different products from a tiny shrimp eye band, to sea turtle tags, to heavy-duty wire rope tags, and laser-etched barcoded tags.
Through the years, our customers have been essential to our growth and innovation. When someone calls with a need, we strive to find a solution to their need. This collaboration and synergy with customers is something we deeply value.
As a member of the 5th generation looking forward, I hope we can continue the legacy of what’s been handed down and entrusted. We strive to make high-quality products, at affordable prices, all with outstanding customer service. We hope to continue this reputation and dream up new and innovative solutions that would make great-great-grandpa proud!
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Check out this old Paramount video of our Chicken Sunglasses.